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School Tours, Important Deadlines and More

From Pop Up Restaurants to Info Nights

Article Date: Jan 30, 2019


January 30, 6 p.m.

Mountain View High School Information Night

Current eighth-graders and their families are invited to learn more about Mountain View and the school’s programs, academic offerings and culture.

January 30, 6 p.m.

Geo-Challenge Showcase at Pacific Crest Middle School

Seventh-graders at Pacific Crest have been working for three months to come up with a solution to the problem of plastics in the ocean as part of the national Geo-Challenge competition. The students will host an open house for community members and parents to learn about the students’ proposed solutions.

January 31, 5:30 p.m.

Reading Under the Stars at Rosland Elementary School

Families and students are invited to read under the stars during this fun, reading-themed event at the school.

January 30, 6 p.m.

Realms High School Information Night

Prospective students and their families are invited to learn more about Realms and the school’s programs, academic offerings and culture.

February 1

No School, teacher work day

February 4-8

Screen Free Week at High Lakes Elementary School

Families and students are encouraged to go screen free all week and High Lakes has coordinated activities to coincide including: Hike and clean up Shevlin Park, ice skating, pizza night, bowling and a culminating dance at the school Friday. Contact High Lakes for details.

February 4-8

National School Counseling Week

Bend-La Pine Schools is celebrating school counselors and the important work these professionals do for students during this national week of recognition.

February 4, 6:30 p.m.

International Baccalaureate Night at Bend Senior High School

Students and families interested in learning more about the International Baccalaureate Programme at Bend Senior High are invited to this information night.

February 5, 6 p.m.

Information Session at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 6-8, all day

Invention Convention at William E. Miller Elementary School

During this annual event, students are invited to think of a problem they would like to solve that affects them, their family, their town or the world. Students design a solution to that problem and create prototype inventions. Typically 250 students or more participate and the inventions are displayed throughout the school. Bend Rotarians judge the inventions on Feb. 6 and award winners in numerous categories.

February 7, 8 a.m.

Coffee at Cascade Middle School

Parents are invited to talk with administrators while learning about all that’s happening at Cascade.

February 7, 6 p.m.

Fifth Grade Parent Information Night at Pilot Butte Middle School

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to attend an information meeting to learn about the programs, academics and culture at Pilot Butte.

February 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Youth Vaping Information Night at La Pine High School

Parents, guardians and community members are invited to learn more about vaping, how to talk to teens about it, how schools and law enforcement are addressing the issue and more. Students who attend will work with the Youth Action Council. This event is in partnership with Deschutes County Prevention Team, La Pine Community Health and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office among others. Learn more from Assistant Principal Anne Marie Schmidt [email protected]

February 7-9, 7 p.m.

“Blithe Spirit” at Bend Senior High School

Bend Senior High drama students will stage this comic farce by Noel Coward. Open to the public. Tickets cost $5.

February 8, 3 p.m.

High School Choice Options Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for a choice option high school — Marshall, Realms or Skyline high schools — is at 3 p.m. Applications are available at our Choice Options webpage.

February 9, 1 to 2 p.m.

Scholastic Art Award Winners Showcase at Central Oregon Community College

Students, families and members of the public are invited to the Central Oregon Art Awards ceremony at Pinckney Auditorium at Central Oregon Community College. More than 423 pieces of student artwork are on display in the gallery, including 350 pieces by Bend-La Pine Schools students.

February 11, 5:30 p.m.

Pop Up Restaurant at Juniper Elementary School

As a culmination for their Amplify chemistry unit, Jaime Speed’s fifth grade students will host a one-day pop up restaurant for parents. Students have been studying kitchen chemistry as well as food safety and will be using what they know to cook for families, as well as creating their own logo, menu, restaurant décor and name. Contact Jaime Speed for details at [email protected]

February 12-14

The Young Americans Performing Arts Workshop at Mountain View High School

The Young Americans, a national nonprofit performing arts group, will be visiting and working with 350 students of all ages throughout Central Oregon during an intensive singing and performing workshop — culminating in a performance Feb. 14. Mountain View drama teacher Lindsay Burden, a former “Young American” participant, is partnering with The Tower Theatre’s Lesson Plan program to bring this group to local students. The performance is open to the public; tickets are $10 adults, $8 for students.

February 12, 2:30 p.m.

Tour at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 12, 6 p.m.

Fifth Grade Parent Information Night at Pacific Crest Middle School

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to attend an information meeting to learn about the programs, academics and culture at Pacific Crest.

February 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Bend Senior High School Master Plan Open House

Interested community members, parents, students and staff members are invited to an open house drop-in style event to learn about the Bend Senior High School master plan.

February 13, 3 p.m.

Information Session at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 13, 5:30 p.m.

TAG Information Night at Cascade Middle School

Incoming sixth-graders who have been identified as Talented And Gifted (TAG) students and their families are invited to learn about the TAG program option at Cascade.

February 13, 6 p.m.

Most Amazing Snowman at High Lakes Elementary School

Second-graders at High Lakes will perform this fun musical.

February 13, 6 p.m.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Night at William E. Miller Elementary School

Families can engage with interactive Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities.

February 14, 1:45 p.m.

Michael Allen Harrison Concert at La Pine Middle School

Michael Allen Harrison, an American composer, songwriter and pianist from Portland, will perform for La Pine Middle School students during a free performance, thanks to the Sunriver Music Festival.

February 15, 6 p.m.

Dance with Your Daughter at Bear Creek Elementary School

The Bear Creek Parent Teacher Organization invites families to the Dance with Your Daughter event.

February 18

No School, President’s Day

February 19, 5:30 p.m.

Fifth Grade Parent Information Night at Cascade Middle School

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to attend an information meeting to learn about the programs, academics and culture at Cascade.

February 19, 6 p.m.

Information Session for the Spanish Dual Immersion Program

Prospective families of kindergarten students are invited to learn more about this program, located at Bear Creek Elementary School. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 20, 9 a.m.

Tour for the Spanish Dual Immersion Program

Prospective families of kindergarten students are invited to learn more about this program, located at Bear Creek Elementary School. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 20, 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Information Session at Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 20, 5:30 p.m.

Wax Museum at High Lakes Elementary School

Third-graders take part in this annual school tradition by dressing up and acting the part of a historical figure.

February 21, all day

100th Day of School

Many schools will celebrate the 100th day of school with fun activities and staff costumes. Contact Alandra Johnson for details.

February 21, 2:30 p.m.

Tour at Highland Magnet at Kenwood School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 21, 5:30 p.m.

Fifth Grade Parent Information Night at High Desert Middle School

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to attend an information meeting to learn about the programs, academics and culture at High Desert.

February 21, 6 p.m.

Fifth Grade Parent Information Night at Sky View Middle School

Incoming sixth-graders and their families are invited to attend an information meeting to learn about the programs, academics and culture at Sky View.

February 23-24

Regional Unified Basketball Tournament for Teams from Bend Senior High School

Bend Senior High School will bring four teams to the Regional Unified Champions basketball tournament in Corvallis. Unified athletic teams join people of the same age and athletic ability with and without intellectual disabilities to play together on the same team. Contact Robert Tadjiki for details at [email protected]

February 26, 8:30 a.m.

Prospective Family Tour at Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 27, noon

Shiver & Shake at Cascade Middle School

As part of a fundraiser for the school’s Sparrow, students at Cascade will walk to the Athletic Club of Bend and plunge into the unheated pool during this annual event.

February 27, 6 p.m.

Parenting in a Digital World at La Pine Middle School

Collin Robinson, a member of the National Parent Teacher Association’s Health and Safety Committee, will provide parents with helpful tools to navigate the current digital landscape with their children, including how to set up guidelines and how to talk about social media. The event is sponsored by the LPMS Parent Support Team and will include free dinner (starting at 5:30 p.m.) and child care.

February 27, 6 p.m.

Information Session at Realms Middle School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

February 28, 6 p.m.

Information Session at Realms Middle School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

March 1

Attendance Area Change Requests Due

Families wishing to attend a neighborhood school outside of their attendance area may apply for an Attendance Area Change Request (ACR). Families must submit the form to their home school for approval by March 1. http://bit.ly/BLSacr

March 1, 8:30 a.m.

Prospective Family Tour at Amity Creek Magnet at Thompson School

Prospective families are invited to learn more about this choice option school. Learn more at http://bit.ly/BLSchoice

March 3, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Asian New Year Celebration to Benefit Life Skills at Bend Senior High School

Community members are invited to an Asian New Year Celebration featuring martial arts demonstrations, a silent auction, aerial and hula hoop performers, White Lotus Lion Dancers, Portland Taiko Drummers and dinner from local Asian restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Bend Senior High School Life Skills program. Open to the public. Tickets cost $20 adults, $12 students or seniors, $60 for a family (up to six); VIP dinner tickets are $15.

Looking ahead:

  • March 1 — Attendance Area Change Request Due
  • March 22 — Choice Option Applications Due for Elementary and Middle School

Other story ideas:

  • Top Teacher Honor: Three teachers – Will Ashlock from Summit High School, Kristine Hable from R.E. Jewell Elementary School and Leticia Ortega from Cascade Middle School – earned their National Board Certification. This is an intensive professional development program for teachers. Learn more about NBCT by contacting Michele Oakes at [email protected]
  • Drummer in Residence: Dale Largent, local musician, will teach students at Bear Creek Elementary School in the coming weeks as part of a musical residency sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Organization.